Pfungwa was born in 1972 in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Whilst at primary school Pfungwas parents passed away and therefore in the customary Zimbabwean way, was raised by his grandmother. She used to make and sell clay pots, which Pfungwa started to assist her with. In doing so his grandmother passed on to him many stories about the Shona traditions and so this gave Pfungwa a sense of motivation and contentment in his life.
After completing his education he moved to Harare where he stayed with an aunt. He met and was introduced to other stone sculptors who wanted him to be part of a co-operative of stone sculptors called Art Peace, based at Silveira House – a missionary in Harare. Pfungwa was enrolled for five years and was mainly assisting the well-known sculptor Amos Supuni, who taught him most of what he knows now, to create a figure out of raw stone and other techniques in sculpting.
To gain more experience Pfungwa worked with Colin Sixpence and Royal Katiyo at Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare.
Pfungwa was inspired greatly by his friend and well-known sculptor the late Kenneth Laisi. Pfungwa now works with a host of other artists in Mabvuku, a high-density area just outside Harare. Working alongside his partner Charles Backford and everyone else at Patrick and Jim Sephanis workshop.
Pfungwa creates many different sculptures, but mainly is renowned for his abstract figures of ladies with babies on their backs or carrying pots of perhaps water/maize.